The Curry Stone Design Prize is awarded each year to honor innovative projects that use design to address pressing social justice issues. The Prize rewards projects that improve daily living conditions of people in communities around the world.
Ashok Gadgil, the Andrew and Virginia Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Safe Water and Sanitation, and US engineer working out of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, focuses on designing lowcost solutions to the developing world’s most intractable problems.
The animus behind Gadgil’s work is to find resilient, sustainable solutions implementable at a massive scale. Gadgil eschews trendy gadgets and technology and focuses on the simple, lowtech solutions that can be deployed as widely as possible.